Professor Kenji Shibuya contributed to the latest Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study published in the Lancet. GBD is the most comprehensive worldwide observational epidemiological study and describes mortality and morbidity from major diseases, injuries and risk factors to health at global, national and regional levels. Examining trends from 1990 to the present and making comparisons across populations enables understanding of the changing health challenges facing people across the world in the 21st century (Executive summary). To access the articles [...]
Professor Kenji Shibuya presented on “Universal Health Coverage: Opportunities and Challenges in the Era of SDGs” at the 2016 IAEA Scientific Forum on Nuclear Technology for the Sustainable Development Goals. Dr. Shibuya concluded with three policy levers: 1) putting NCDs on the health agenda 2) better evidence about risk control and 3) the need for health systems change. The forum program can be found at the following link.
Two GHP students reported on their work over the summer. Haruka Toda supported the Kumamoto earthquake relief efforts where she helped local public health nurses and assessed medical needs of the people. She also joined the annual Pacific Partnership, a multilateral disaster relief mission in Palau. The ship had three medical missions medical civic action, dentistry and ophthalmology. Haruka Sakamoto contributed to the preparation of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 6) in Kenya August 27th [...]
The Department of Global Health Policy is pleased to offer another Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Workshop facilitated by Mizanur Rahman and Sarah K. Abe September 5th-9th (10:00-15:30). This is a non-credit workshop, free and open to anyone interested. Please register at this link by August 15th. Please read the course overview for more details and contact information.